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“vaporize” in British English

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vaporizeverb [ I or T ]

UK usually vaporise uk /ˈveɪ.pər.aɪz/ us /ˈveɪ.pɚ.aɪz/

to turn, or cause something to turn, from a solid or liquid state into gas:

During surgery, doctors sometimes use a laser beam to vaporize tiny blood vessels.
Most meteorites striking the earth vaporize instantly.
vaporization
noun [ U ] UK usually vaporisation /ˌveɪ.pər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌveɪ.pɚ.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “vaporize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“vaporize” in American English

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vaporizeverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈveɪ·pəˌrɑɪz/

chemistry to turn from a solid or liquid into a gas, or to cause this to happen:

[ I ] When water boils, it vaporizes.

(Definition of “vaporize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)